Restricted Breeds and Service Dogs

Find out about restrictions on the certain dog breeds considered dangerous and the requirements for importing guide dogs and assistance dogs...

Dogs banned in Denmark

There are a number of dog breeds banned in Denmark. The list of banned breeds includes:

  • Pitbull Terrier
  • Tosa Inu
  • Amercian Staffordshire
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Dogo Argentino
  • American Bulldog
  • Boerbel
  • Kangal
  • Central Asian Ovtcharka
  • Caucasian Ovtcharka
  • Southern Russian Ovtcharka
  • Tornjak
  • Sarplaninac

This ban includes these breeds and their crosses in which these breeds are included. As the number of banned dogs from Denmark was increased in July 2010, residents who already have one of the dogs on the banned list may keep the dog but it must be muzzled and kept on a leash at all times while out in public.

Assistance/guide dog requirements

Assistance dogs must also meet the requirements under the EU Pet Passport Scheme in order to travel to Denmark. Persons travelling to Denmark from a non-EU country with a guide dog may be eligible to visit Denmark with a Veterinary Certificate and documentation proving the animal is vaccinated against rabies and micro chipped.

Assistance dogs are allowed on public transport and into galleries and restaurants.